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Students Petition Council

30/10/2013
​Monkland students with their Council response letters.
Year 6 and 7 students at Monkland State School recently wrote to Mayor Ron Dyne requesting that the incomplete footpath along Brisbane Road be extended. Currently the path ends about 150 metres from the school gates which means unpleasant and often unsafe travelling conditions for students who walk and ride to school. The students were very delighted to each receive a personal response from Mayor Dyne last week. Mayor Dyne wrote what a “pleasure it was to see young residents of our council area having an opinion on infrastructure in our area.” He also stated that it was “pleasing to see students being able to write such well-structured letters that highlight their concern and suggest a solution.” The letters continued on an even more positive note with Mayor Dyne stating that “he was happy to advise that council will extend the existing path to your school late in this financial year. Funds have been put aside in the budget for this to occur.” Needless to say, Monkland students are very happy with this outcome, as is Library Teacher Aide Jodie Wilson who facilitated the project with them. “I am very proud of the letters that the Year 6/7 students have written. They are respectful, well thought out and well written. I am also very pleased with Mayor Dyne’s response and we look forward to using the path in the future. All the kids will have to worry about then is the magpies!”